cranberry pecan salad on a floral napkin with pecans, pineapple and cranberries

Cranberry Pecan Salad

  • Author: Debi ~ QuicheMyGrits
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


It’s not the holidays unless Cranberry Pecan Salad is on the table! This congealed salad is packed with cranberry, pineapple and pecan flavor.



  • 2 boxes (3 oz.) black cherry gelatin (ad)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 can (14 oz) whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained


  1. In a 13 X 9 dish, mix both boxes of gelatin with 1 cup of hot water until well blended.
  2. Add 1 cup of cold water and mix well.
  3. Chop 1 cup of pecans and add to mixture.
  4. Pour in a can of whole cranberry sauce and crushed pineapple (drained). 
  5. Stir together and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until gelatin congeals.


Even though there is no cooking time, this recipe takes at least 2 hours to congeal. 

Other flavors of gelatin can be used in this recipe if desired.

  • Category: Salads, Sides
  • Method: Mix by Hand
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cranberry pecan salad, cranberries, congealed salad, Jello, pecans, pineapple, sides, Thanksgiving, Christmas, holidays